LEXINGTON — Kentucky senior offensive guard Stuart Hines has been chosen as finalist for the Danny Wuerffel Trophy presented by the All Sports Association.
The award goes to the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement and is named after former Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel of Florida.
Other Southeastern Conference players among the 13 finalists are junior offensive lineman Barrett Jones of Alabama and senior punter Drew Butler of Georgia. Receiver Cody Wilson of Central Michigan, who played against UK in September, is also a finalist.
Hines, who is also a finalist for the national Sportsmanship Award, is a three-year starter for Kentucky who is also going through the voting process for the Academic All-America team. Hines already has graduated with a degree in finance (3.53 career grade-point average).
He went on a service trip to Ethiopia with teammate Danny Trevathan, coach Joker Phillips and athletics director Mitch Barnhart in May. He has also participated in events at The Lexington School, Ashland Elementary, Leestown Elementary and the Catholic Action Center. He participated in Read Across America, the Fair Trade Festival and the Big Blue U Move In.
Hines, who is from Bowling Green, has also been nominated for the UK Athletics Society of Character.
The Wuerffel Trophy winner will be announced Dec. 6.
Injury update: Phillips said after Tuesday’s practice that junior linebacker/end Ridge Wilson, defensive linemen Mister Cobble and Donte Rumph, and wide receiver Matt Roark did not practice. Tight end Tyler Robinson did not have contact on Tuesday.
All are expected to play Saturday at Vanderbilt.